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Government must ensure full accountability for Lamma ferry crash

Following the death of 39 people when two vessels collided off Lamma Island during the National Day fireworks display last October, the Leung Chun-ying administration immediately appointed a high-level independent commission to look into the cause of the accident. The collision was Hong Kong's worst maritime accident in more than 40 years.

Friday, 26 April, 2013, 2:27am 2 comments

Skippers each face 39 counts of manslaughter

The captains of two vessels that collided off Lamma Island on October 1 made their first appearance in court yesterday, facing a combined 78 counts of manslaughter.

12 Apr 2013 - 5:00am

Lamma ferry crash crew may face charges of manslaughter

Crew members of the two vessels in the deadly crash off Lamma Island on October 1 could face serious charges, including manslaughter, the chief prosecutor told a commission of inquiry yesterday as he applied to adjourn part of the hearing to next month.

6 Dec 2012 - 8:23am

Italian scientists sentenced to jail in earthquake trial

Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty on Monday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in L’Aquila in 2009.

They were sentenced to six years in jail in a watershed ruling in a case that has provoked outrage in the international science community.

23 Oct 2012 - 1:00am

Italian scientists jailed for underestimating killer quake

Six Italian scientists and a government official were found guilty yesterday of multiple manslaughter for underestimating the risks of a killer earthquake in the town of L'Aquila in 2009.

23 Oct 2012 - 10:53am

Abused wife who beat husband to death with hammer cleared of murder

A woman who beat her husband to death with a hammer, after years of an unhappy arranged marriage, was convicted of manslaughter and jailed for six years yesterday.

14 Aug 2012 - 4:14am

Accidental killer of father to do 180 hours of community service

A man who shook his elderly father because the bedridden man had difficulty passing motion has been sentenced to 180 hours of community service for killing the 76-year-old.

Tse Kam-fai, 38, has since been diagnosed with a mental illness.

6 Jul 2011 - 12:00am

Don't rush tougher line against drink-driving

Public outrage in the wake of several deadly road crashes has renewed calls for tougher penalties for drink-driving. It has grown even louder recently in response to sentences perceived as being too lenient towards dangerous drivers involved in fatal accidents.

22 Feb 2009 - 12:00am

Action plan drawn up if blunder doctor charged

The Hospital Authority is making preparations in the event that a Prince of Wales Hospital doctor who was involved in a fatal medical blunder is charged with manslaughter.

7 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Couple fight jailing over baby's death

A couple sentenced to 10 years in prison for causing the death of their four-month-old child have appealed against their convictions.

Lam Wai-shu, 28, and Chiu Mei-sze, 34, were found guilty in the Court of First Instance of manslaughter in July last year.

They had previously pleaded guilty to a charge of cruelty to a child under 16.

5 Sep 2007 - 12:00am